G'Day G'Day, I'm Charles from Tasmania, Australia (that's "down-under down-under" mate ;-)
If you are reading this, it's because I'm travelling to the US on 23 October 2012 to present a paper to the International Conference on the Philippines, at Michigan State University. I'll be doing a little sight-seeing before the conference in Washington DC and afterwards in Chicago soaking up that pre-election fever!
Apart from being a student of the Philippines, I'm a keen sailor in the Farr 40 class and I worked as a professional musician in my early twenties. I have lived for extended periods both in Melbourne and Manila.
Last year I travelled to New York City with a friend who arranged our accommodation through airbnb. It worked out great. This time around I've established my own profile to get my show on the road.
My mother trained me well, which means I'm fastidious and I'll treat your place as if it were my own.